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Web cam does not work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have problem with my web cam, it works in Cheese but in any other app, like skype, google+ or simple web cam tester - nope .
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Driver for prolink pcc1310? Can it be converted to ubuntu supportable format

I have a prolink pcc1310 webcam. I installed Ubuntu(vivid vervet) yesterday and so I have experience of less than 24 hr with Ubuntu. I tried to install driver of the web camera but Ubuntu didn't ...
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Are there any webcam finger tracking projects?

I'm looking for a good piece of free webcam finger (or object) tracking software. I am wondering if there is any, as my searches have been pretty fruitless.
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Cheese does not recognize the web cam

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. After an upload Cheese does not recognize the camera. No device found appears and in preference is not possible to select nothing. If I type cheese on the ...
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Webcam not found on Thinkpad E550 (ubuntu 14.04)

I got a new laptop Thinkpad E550 and at first the touchpad was not working so I updated the kernel but now the webcam is not working. Cheese is giving the error "device not found"
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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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Webcam only works with luvcview

Does anyone know why my webcam would work in luvcview but not in cheese, vlc, firefox, etc? VLC doesn't seem to capture anything from the camera at all. cheese sorta works for about 2 seconds, but ...
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video recorder for Ubuntu

looking for video recorder applications in Ubuntu what can: -Record videos from webcam -It can save for example last 15 minuets so I can review that recorded video, I don't want it record all time ...
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webcam not being detected in ubuntu 14.04 dell laptop

I recently bought my dell 15 3543 with their integrated ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am having issue with starting the webcam. I have installed cheese to test webcam but when I start cheese from terminal it ...
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Webcam light ON suspiciously

Today after I just finished my skype chat with my parents, I noticed that my webcam light was on. I closed skype and then classes all browsing or internet related applications but it was still on. I ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image - Take 2

I believe i have the same problem described in this question: Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image I have a Acer Aspire 5612WLMi with Lununtu 15.04 (Kernel 3.19.0-25-lowlatency), the relevant ...
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I cannot get my webcam to work on ubuntu 15.04

webcam type : GEMBIRD usb webcam webcam ID : 1908:2311 Program Used: cheese error message: libv4l2: error turning on stream: Input/output error (cheese:6118): cheese-WARNING **: Could not read from ...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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Integrated webcam defined in VirtualBox but doesn't show on skype or with OpenCV

I run Ubuntu 14.10 guest on Windows 7 host VirtualBox. My Dell Integrated webcam is defined: However, when I try accessing the webcam from Python's OpenCV, I fail (see Python code and failure at ...
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Unable to install external webcam on ubuntu

I've a samsung laptop with an embedded camera, which works fine. However I've a better webcam that would like to use but all software I've used cannot detect it in ubuntu. with lsusb, i can see the ...
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How to create a virtual video device in ubuntu

I have a local server which just publish video to a address http://localhost:8080 I can get the video on any browser in the local network. Is there a way to create a virtual video device which will ...
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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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Camera is not responding after closing the program with ctrl+c

I'm working on camera using opencv 2.4.10 and C++ with Ubuntu 14.04 , When I run a program using the camera and stop it with Ctrl + C, I can't get it run for a second time and it gives me the ...
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How to test if my laptop components is already working?

I previously test to run Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the disk to try if my hardwares will work. I've test the WiFi and the graphics card, the WiFi works but the graphics card nvdia geforce gt 720m is need ...
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Moving webcam over from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 - permission denied

I am trying to move to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having some trouble with my webcam. Specifically, whenever I try to access /dev/video0, I get a permission denied. on Ubuntu 12.04, my ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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Zoom/pan/tilting webcam

I have a logitech camera and I need a way to zoom the image. I tried lots of options but none game me that option. Can someone help? I would be more confortable with CLI tools by the way.
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Integrated webcam problem on Ubuntu

I just try to get my integrated webcam into my virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware workstation. But when I use cheese or everythings else I just have a black screen... So for the technicals ...
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Use webcam with PulseAudio while JACK is running?

I use JACK Audio Connection Kit with pulseaudio-module-jack so that all of my PulseAudio apps play sound through JACK. It works perfectly for 99% of my needs but I've found that JACK grabs my webcam ...
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Web Based Video Recording GUI

I've created a gstreamer pipeline code for capturing the screen and video of a webcam and putting both in sync into a single file. I'm looking for a web based "open source" UI to use (and ...
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Intigrated webcam not working ubuntu 15.04

i installed ubuntu 15.04 in my laptop but the webcam is not working. message displayed is 'no video device found'. already tried with 'fn+camera' but still not working.
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Ubuntu webcam access core-dumps on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running as guest OS on VirtualBox. I want to do some programming in cv2 (openCV) involving the built-in webcam on my dell laptop, but when I try to run Cheese, I get: ...
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KVM : Connect USB PS3 Eye Webcam to Virtual Machine

General Question: What keeps a USB device from registering correctly in a KVM virtual machine? Specific: The PS3 Eye (ID 1415:2000 Nam Tai E&E Products Limited or OmniVision Technologies, Inc ...
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sony vaio vpccw1s1e webcam not working

I've got a Sony Vaio vpccw1s1e laptop and I can't get the webcam working. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I have no idea where to start with fixing this so any help is greatly received.
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Integrated webcam in ubuntu 14.04

Cam is not working for skype (used to work some time ago). dvgrab - Error: no camera exists. According to skype - no devices found. According to System settings -> Multimedia -> Audio and video ...
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Problem with gstreamer - jpeg format in recording HD

I'm using this pipeline script to capture simultaneously from a webcam (in 1080P - 30 fps) and a framegrabber (24 fps) and the audio into one container: gst-launch-1.0 \ v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ...
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Webcam light flashing randomly

So basicly a few weeks ago the light on my webcam just randomly starts flashing, I have a lenovo G520 running ubuntu 14.10 I also reinstalled my system with a newer and it still happens? What do you ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect webcam

Cheese just doesn't detect the webcam .. nor other software. This is an MSI GT70 2PC. I cannot even find someone having the problem. The webcam even works fine on windows 8.1 . I also tried adding ...
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Asus K50I Webcam with image up side down on skype

I've Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k50I laptop and as I try to test my video settings on Skype my image is upside down. I've searched some solutions. I've installed libv4l-0 , also libv4l-0:i386 and then ...
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my webcam wont work, but it worked fine yesterday? ubuntu 14.04

I havent removed any software or anything. its a gateway nv 522 or something that used to have windows 8 but failed so I used ubuntu. also the wireless doesnt seem to be working, which was also fine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Thinkpad T440s Integrated webcam not detected

I am hoping someone can help me in figuring out how to get my integrated webcam to work, it's really frustrating, if I haven't included information that would be helpful for debugging this, please, ...
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How can I display a still image / short video loop through a webcam? [duplicate]

I need to sneak away from my desk without the person I'm video chatting realising. I am staying pretty still, and she's working so not that observant. I think a still image would fool her for long ...
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Running multiple pipelines of gstreamer simultaneously in sync

Thanks to help of "thiagoss" I made these pipelines below for gstreamer. one is capturing via Webcam and the other from frame grabber. the thing now is that I don't know how to merge them ( I want ...
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HD recording via logitech c930e webcam

I want to record an Hd video stream via this webcam (hopefully using a script) to capture simultaneously with a screen recording into one container. (you can see the pipeline code I've used before, ...
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Something is using my camera on Ubuntu 14.04.2

My camera is always active and it shuts down(led on camera) when I open-close cheese web-camera program. Is someone using my camera or just a bug? I have heard that many can control web-cameras. On ...
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audio device not found! arecord -l has strange behaviour

I am in a very strange situation. I have a commodity hardware. I attached my webcam (Logitech C525) .Now here is what is happening: Running a record -l produces this output ...
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Why browsers cannot recognise external webcamera?

My laptop has an inbuilt web camera but I want to use an external, USB web camera. Most of the programs can recognise it, but browsers don't (exactly Flash plugin).
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Laptop webcam no longer recognised in Ubuntu 15.04

As the title implies, my laptop no longer seems to see the built in webcam. I installed 15.04 about a week ago and it's been fine until around yesterday. lsusb: Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1770:ff00 Bus ...
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Two webcams of the same model are not working

I've been developing a dual webcam system for stereoscopic purposes, in a linux enviroment, using c++ with the opencv library The ideal setup would be with 2 webcams of the same model, but it didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Webcam VirtualMachine

I'm new in Ubuntu and I chose to use it with VirtualMachine. I wanted to test my integrated webcam from my notebook in it, I already connected it in the VM by clicking in "Removable Devices". But ...
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Webcam on MacBookAir6.1 does not work

I installed 14.04 on a MacBookAir 6.1 but the webcam does not work. All other issues I was able to resolve thanks to the community, this is the only left. The result of lspci -nnk is as follows: ...
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mtp not work ubuntu vivid 14.10 and Lenovo S-930

I added into /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules: UBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="17ef", ATTR{idProduct}=="7718", MODE="0666" Then I ran the following command (restarting the udev service): $ ...
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Built-in microphone and webcam no longer detected

I have a Dell vostro with built-in microphone and webcam. Until a couple of weeks ago both were working fine; now the microphone doesn't record sound and neither Skype nor Cheese detect the webcam. ...
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Thinkpad L450 Webcam not working

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 on my new Thinkpad L450. So far everything is working. But the Webcam does not seem to work, it is not recognized, e. g. by cheese. $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID ...